How true this quote is.When reading the scriptures we need eyes to see, ears to listen,hearts and minds to obey.So easy to stop at the first bit.Thanks Tim.
What a great quote from a fantastic scholar. I've actually printed that out and am using it as a book mark.
I like Father Brown because he is not afraid to have an honest discussion about the Bible. I may not always agree with all his conclusions, but I can say that about most scholars! Unfortunately a lot of misinformation also gets published about him and his beliefs. There is a good book of his views on the Bible called: '101 Questions & Answers on The Bible' by Raymond Brown. In this book Father Brown doesn't shy away from any questions about Bible or his opinions on a variety of subjects related to the Bible.
Rolf:Couldn't agree more with you. Both Paul VI and John Paul II apoointed him to the Pontidical Biblical Commission. He wrote a lot of those types of books you mentioned, small but packed with insight and easily understandable to the lay reader. He was a gem.
I have long wanted to ask a question here, and this gives me the perfect opening.I read quite a bit some 15 years ago and found that my favourite scholars were Brown, Fitzmyer, Daniel Harrington, and to a lesser extent, John P Meier (though I particularly liked his small commentary on Matthew). I've stopped reading for many years and no longer know the new generation of scholars.With Frs. Brown and Harrington gone, I was wondering which younger Catholic scholars you think inherited their skills and (centrist) positions? Help me sort out the new names, thanks? -John
John: I don't know if you're familiar with the series Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture, but below is a link to their web site, along with the titles and scholars who did each individual work. This might be a start for you. IMHO, it's a terrific series of commentaries. Also, you might want to check out Ronald Witherup. Hope this helps. Russhttp://www.catholiccommentaryonsacredscripture.com/volumes-authors/
Russ, thanks. I am aware of the CCSS. My impression was that it was at a lower level of scholarship than what I'm interested in. (I could be wrong here). I am interested in the same level as the Sacra Pagina series and even the Anchor Bible series.I will check out Ronald Witherup. Hadn't heard of him before. Thanks-John
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